Unique film masterclass for the East's brightest talent

Published: 27 March 2006 at 11:19

Some of the most talented students in the East of England have been selected to take part in a unique film skills masterclass, led by a renowned filmmaker whose credits include Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Strangelove.

Twelve students from five universities and colleges across the region will attend the eight day “Core Skills in Film” masterclass, organised by FDMX (The Film and Digital Media Exchange), at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge in April.

The masterclass will be run by Editor Roy Benson, whose pedigree stretches back to the Beatles’ Hard Day’s Night, Stanley Kubrick’s Doctor Strangelove and David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia. Roy has taught at the National Film and Television School and the New York Film Academy. The intensive programme will cover all the key stages of film-making, including scriptwriting, camera techniques, editing, sound design and post-production.

“The Core Skills in Film Masterclass has been designed to give talented students in the region a step up into professional practice,” 

says FDMX Co-ordinator for Anglia Ruskin University, Saint John Walker, 

“It’s great to have someone of Roy’s calibre imparting many years of experience to young students who will form the next generation of talented film-makers”.

FDMX (The Film and Digital Media Exchange) seeks to address the skills and development needs of the East of England's film, television, animation, games and interactive media clusters. It strives to aid these creative industries by providing 'ahead of the curve' knowledge and training, with FDMX personnel based at key regional Universities and Colleges, led by the University of Hertfordshire.